Friday, November 22, 2013

Off-grid



This video is part of a series by a man who lost his job in January. He posts a video a day on his experience of living off-grid. 

16 comments:

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

It's just like the Farm Security Administration's photography project except it isn't.

john said...

I don't want to offend any painters here, but I would rather have been bored with "the tightening down of bolts" than to witness the paint drying.

Valentine Smith said...

Geez, that felt awfully anti-climactic. I expected a power surge and a carnival atmosphere.

Loved the chicken though.

Chip Ahoy said...

The tops of the trees are moving. Needs higher poles. And now I see if a bird gets anywhere near that thing it's dead.

deborah said...

lol truth to tell, I clicked to the end. This is for hard-core vicarious off-gridders.

Aridog said...

Please, Lord, never ever ever let me rely on this putz for my survival. Off the grid? Bullshit.

deborah said...

How do you mean, Ari?

Aridog said...

deborah....I mean all that alleged effort for 600 watts? I mean all that obviously acquired material and tools for some off the grid. Please. This guy has never spent even a week in any wilderness where there is no grid. The whole concept is oxymoronic.

Reminds me of the recently promoted cable television prepper dude with the "invisable shelter" (mirrors) in the woods. Say hey, at least 1.5 inches off the grid. Whoa!

deborah said...

I don't doubt he's living off-grid, but he's also marketing it, what with ads and hits. And people are sending him care packages lol. Oh, the good life...

Aridog said...

"Off the Grid" obviously means different things to different people.

This huckster is so far off the grid he has Internet access with video capability. That's like living in Queens and hi-jacking your neighbor's electrical feed and calling it off the grid.

deborah said...

Okay, to me it means not being hooked up to the electric company :)

rhhardin said...

No job is complete that doesn't draw blood.

rhhardin said...

I ran my sump pump for four hours off a small solar panel a couple of days ago, when the electric company went off grid.

All it takes is a solar panel, a MPPT tracking controller, a large 12v battery and a sine-wave interver.

And a manual pump if it's night.

Aridog said...

rhhardin said...

And a manual pump if it's night.

Now that's off grid. Hard to peruse the Interwebs and post videos, however....but you could get a crank up generator I suppose...give you deltoids like superman whot.

Actually solar panels where they actually see the sun do make some sense, far more than some dinky wind turbine set up in the woods....maybe 10 minutes from the nearest Lowe's or Home Depot.

deborah said...

rh:
"when the electric company went off grid."

lol

Ari, I won't link, but the guy is getting freaky. Yesterday's post he was saying people were sending death threats. O brave new social media world.

Unknown said...

I feel awful too on this, hope you find some better opportunity that will come.